Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SPAC’s Battle of the Bands 2012

A dynamic group of bands whose music spans the genres of alternative rock, blues, funk/soul and pop will compete on Friday, Sept 21 at 6 p.m. as part of SPAC’s annual Battle of the Bands competition presented by WEQX and The Recording Company. The finalists will perform at the Spa Little Theatre before an audience and a panel of celebrity judges for the chance to win a prize package valued at over $4,000. Tickets, which are $15, are available at

“We are thrilled to bring this wildly popular event back to SPAC as the last hurrah of the 2012 performance season,” said Marcia J. White, President & Executive Director. “The finalists represent a diverse range of talents, from fresh up-and-comers, to top regional bands that record and perform regularly. It will be an exciting finale to SPAC’s performance season.”

The full list of finalist bands includes:

The Dependents, alternative rock/R&B, Fort Plain, NY

Hard Soul, rock, Albany, NY

Jocamo, funk/R&B/soul, Ballston, NY

Crush, dance/pop, Glens Falls, NY

Folding Sky, blues/jam band, Albany, NY

Next Station, indie rock, Albany, NY

The Margo Macero Project, rock, Glens Falls, NY

VONTUS, rock/alternative rock, Queensbury, NY

The Mysteios, garage/rock/soul, Albany, NY

Bands will be evaluated and a winner chosen based on a formula that weights audience response at 60% and judges’ evaluations at 40%. This year’s judges are: Vinnie Amico drummer of popular American jam band moe; Greg Haymes editor and musician in pop-rock parody band Blotto and the acoustic Ramblin’ Jug Stompers; Joel Marshall popular DJ for WEQX; and Talia Billig of Blue Note Records in New York. Local media personality Dani Stein will serve as host.

Bands will be competing for a prize package valued at over $4,000 that includes 25 hours of recording time at The Recording Company, airplay on WEQX and the opportunity to book a show at Putnam Den.  

Other features of the event include:

¨       wood-fired pizza, sliders, fries and fried green beans available via onsite concession by Mazzone Hospitality;
¨       outside beer garden for patrons over 21; and
¨       Battle of the Bands official “After Party” at Putnam Den.

Videos of finalist bands, tickets and information available at SPAC’s website at

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Anonymous said...

1 Vote for : Jocamo, funk/R&B/soul, Ballston, NY

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